Updates for Summer 2022

[Posted to Blog on 06/22/22] Hiring Opportunity

We have sold out of the 21-22 yearbooks! You can still order a 21-22 yearbook through the Entourage Yearbook website (link below).  It will be $45.25 (book + shipping) and it will be shipped directly to your home or the address you provide.

https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/drewcharterschool

[CURRENT] Drew Mask Policy

For more details and access to other resources related to COVID-19 > > > See Here


DID YOU KNOW?

Makerspace Hours are back!

Mr. Ayers, our new Makerspace Manager, will be opening the SA makerspace in room A103 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm *UPDATED TIME* on Thursdays for JA and SA students!  

  • All students need to bring are their creative ideas and willing hands to make things. 
    • UPDATE: RESERVATIONS ARE *NOT* NEEDEED. Feel free to join on any Thursday if interested!
    • For more detail and information on Drew’s STEAM program visit the website here– > STEAM at Drew!

The Drew Charter School PTA has restructured and renewed and is looking ahead to the 2022-2023 school year!  Click here to view the new committees and more details on the changes we’re implementing. 

We are looking for executive officers as well as members for all the committees. Please consider joining the PTA, as we are only as strong as our volunteers. We welcome your new energy and ideas! 

Please click here to share your interest in the PTA (short Google form).


 
To provide opt-in consent for your Academy students, click below:
COVID-19 Testing for Drew Students

ACTION REQUIRED –

Opt-In for Drew’s New Weekly Surveillance Testing Program

  • If you completed testing somewhere else be sure to submit results in the link below:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above.


Principal Coffee REMINDER:

If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

See You All NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 05/23- 05/29/22

Stay Updated! See the notes below:


Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee

Thursday

05/26

Thursday Schedule-


Friday

05/27


Each Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Elementary Academy [Click Here to Opt in for FREE COVID Testing]
    • If your student has been testing with Viral Solutions over the past few weeks, they are already in the system and there is no need for them to opt-in again.
    • Stay safe!

Through Drew’s partnership with Viral Solutions, Drew resumed free weekend community COVID-19 testing on Sunday, April 3rd. 

 Each Sunday, the Community Testing will occur at the Elementary Academy pickup lanes between 10 am – 2 pm. This testing is open to all family members.  If you are a family member and would like to participate in the free testing, please complete the following form before arriving: Viral Solutions Family Member Consent Form

(Note: Persons can also opt-in onsite.)




Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community


Inclusive of: Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

>> HERE <<

>> HERE <<

Access to Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


For Updates that occur more frequently subscribe to Remind! Instructions for the respective cohorts can be found below, feel free to join multiple.

Uniform Needs!

  • Guardians looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Flynn O’hara
    • Guardians be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is typically 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers more detailed information about what to expect, general guidelines/procedures. In addition to safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage


STEAM Portfolio Information

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

How are the PTA dues and fundraising funds applied to Drew Initiatives?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
click here >> https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634 << click here
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything…and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!


Week of May 23rd,2022

We have sold out of the 21-22 yearbooks! You can still order a 21-22 yearbook through the Entourage Yearbook website (link below).  It will be $45.25 (book + shipping) and it will be shipped directly to your home or the address you provide.

https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/drewcharterschool

Congrats Class of 2022!


This past weekend we graduated our largest graduating class with 119 students walking across the stage. We are forever grateful for the work that our Drew staff and our community has done to help students get to this stage in their educational journeys. 

[CURRENT] Drew Mask Policy

For more details and access to other resources related to COVID-19 > > > See Here


DID YOU KNOW?

Makerspace Hours are back!

Mr. Ayers, our new Makerspace Manager, will be opening the SA makerspace in room A103 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm *UPDATED TIME* on Thursdays for JA and SA students!  

  • All students need to bring are their creative ideas and willing hands to make things. 
    • UPDATE: RESERVATIONS ARE *NOT* NEEDEED. Feel free to join on any Thursday if interested!
    • For more detail and information on Drew’s STEAM program visit the website here– > STEAM at Drew!

The Drew Charter School PTA has restructured and renewed and is looking ahead to the 2022-2023 school year!  Click here to view the new committees and more details on the changes we’re implementing. 

We are looking for executive officers as well as members for all the committees. Please consider joining the PTA, as we are only as strong as our volunteers. We welcome your new energy and ideas! 

Please click here to share your interest in the PTA (short Google form).


 
To provide opt-in consent for your Academy students, click below:
COVID-19 Testing for Drew Students

ACTION REQUIRED –

Opt-In for Drew’s New Weekly Surveillance Testing Program

  • If you completed testing somewhere else be sure to submit results in the link below:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above.

  • To THE CLASS OF 2022 ON A BEAUTIFUL AND WELL DESERVED GRADUATION! 
    • To the Graduation Committee for all of their work, attention to detail, and effort to organize the Class of 22 graduation ceremony!
    • To Ms. Koriakin, Mr. Evans, Mr. Grant and all of the facilities and maintenance staff for ensuring all logistics, materials, etc were in place for the smooth operation of graduation!
    • To everyone that participated, volunteered, or attended the graduation ceremony – your support is very much appreciated!
  • To Ms. Mayes and the students completing their Empowerment Conference!
  • To all Fine Arts students for your amazing performances, artwork and photography this spring!
  • To all classroom teachers for making it through an incredibly challenging year. Across the board the post-pandemic effects in student engagement, and civility are well documented!
  • To the CCR TEAM for pouring their time and effort into making College Decision Day happen!
    • This event was reintroduced after not being able to facilitate the event for two years! The event unfolded seamlessly and it was a testament to your collective effort and initiative on behalf of our students!
  • To the CCR Team for their creativity each year to honor our GRADUATES proudly by performing a uniquely crafted poem each year!
  • To Ms. Isbell for the organization and facilitation of senior activities during senior week!
    • To the senior team and CCR for their support of students throughout the week!
  • To Breyuana Walker for her support throughout the week ensuring that student and staff materials were in place for all events!
  • To the Fine Arts department for showcasing all the wonderful performances and events at Drew!
    • Youtube Channel here!
  • To Mr. Anderson for setting up a live streaming link and recording College Decision Day!
  • To our Performing Arts Directors – Ms. Alston-Davis, Ms. Betzer, Mr. Derringer, Mr. Gonzalez-Cruz, Mr. Ogunyode,  Ms. O’Roark, Mr. Spencer – for planning, preparing students, and directing great spring performances! We recognize and appreciate your efforts, flexibility, talent, and dedication to our students. 
  • To  Mr. Anderson for his tireless efforts in providing physical, audio and visual set-up and support for the MANY events/ceremonies throughout this extremely busy season!
  • To Ms. Whittington and Eric Ayers for your efforts in beautifying our building with student artwork!
  • To Mr. Canney and Lisa Whittington for setting up our NFT marketplace, showcasing the work of our students!
  • ​To the AIS’s for their consistent support and leadership throughout the school year!
  • To Ms. Livingston for her support of the Senior Academy faculty, staff and students!

Principal Coffee REMINDER:

If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

See You All NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 05/23- 05/29/22

Stay Updated! See the notes below:


Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org


Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]

Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Monday

05/23

  • BLAZER DAY 
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
    • 8:00 1A Exams or Final Project – Regular Class time
    • 9:35 2A Review/Refresh 
    • 9th grade will go to 2nd lunch
    • 10:30 9th Grade Awards
    • 11:10 (10th/11th) 
    • 11:45 3A Exams or Final Project – Regular Class time 
    • 1:30 4A Review/Refresh
    • 2:00 pm 10th Grade Awards
    • 3:00 pm
      • 9/10 Meet and Greet 3:00pm
      •  11th Grade Awards 
    • 3:40 Dismissal

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Tuesday

05/24

Tuesday Schedule-

  • Senior Academy Uniform or Black Polo
  • [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • Half day Exams – school ends at 11:05 a.m. (Senior Academy ONLY)
    • 8:00 – 9:30 1B Exams or final project presentations 
    • 9:35 – 11:05 3B Exams or final project presentations 
    • 11:05 Lunch/Dismissal 
    • All students must be off campus by 12pm
    • 5:30pm – 7:00pm,  Parent Advisory and Parent Equity Committee [Cafeteria]

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee

Wednesday

05/25

Wednesday Schedule-

  • BLAZER DAY 
  • *Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
    • Half day Exams- school ends at 11:05 a.m. (Senior Academy ONLY)
    • 8:00 – 9:30 2A Exams or final project presentations 
    • 9:35 – 11:05 4A Exams or final project presentations 
    • 11:05 Lunch/Dismissal
    • All students must be off campus by 12pm

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Thursday

05/26

Thursday Schedule-

  • Last Day of School
  • Grade Level Spirit Wear or Color Wars
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • Half day – school ends at 11:00 a.m. (SA only)
    • 8:00 – 9:30 2B Exams or final project presentations 
    • 9:35 – 11:05 4B Exams or final project presentations 
    • 11:05 Lunch/Dismissal
    • All students must be off campus by 12pm

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
09th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Friday

05/27


05/28| Saturday
  • None
05/29| Sunday
  • 7pm, Performance: Drama [Theater]
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Elementary Academy [Click Here to Opt in for FREE COVID Testing]
    • If your student has been testing with Viral Solutions over the past few weeks, they are already in the system and there is no need for them to opt-in again.
    • Stay safe!

Through Drew’s partnership with Viral Solutions, Drew resumed free weekend community COVID-19 testing on Sunday, April 3rd. 

 Each Sunday, the Community Testing will occur at the Elementary Academy pickup lanes between 10 am – 2 pm. This testing is open to all family members.  If you are a family member and would like to participate in the free testing, please complete the following form before arriving: Viral Solutions Family Member Consent Form

(Note: Persons can also opt-in onsite.)


Upcoming Events-

06/1 – 06/23SA Summer Academy
06/6 – 06/10SA Summer Bridge


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Last Day of School

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Senior Parents

Graduation is almost here! If you have not done so already, please sign the Senior Contract below by clicking on the link. Once you fill out the form and click submit, the contract is complete.  

All senior parents will need to complete this contract, prior to graduation and cap/gown distribution.  

Senior Contract
Graduation is a special moment for students and their families. Drew Charter School is committed to providing all students with a memorable experience. Hence, we have outlined guidelines and shared with parents and families. This contract speaks specifically to those guidelines for the day of and days leading up to graduation. This contract is an agreement between parent, student, and school. All graduating seniors must sign this contract to participate. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Myers, Dr. Allen, or Mrs. Weaver.docs.google.com

If you missed the Senior parent meeting, here is the slide deck where this information was presented.


Inclusive of: Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

>> HERE <<

>> HERE <<

Access to Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


For Updates that occur more frequently subscribe to Remind! Instructions for the respective cohorts can be found below, feel free to join multiple.

Uniform Needs!

  • Guardians looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Flynn O’hara
    • Guardians be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is typically 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers more detailed information about what to expect, general guidelines/procedures. In addition to safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage


STEAM Portfolio Information

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
click here >> https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634 << click here
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything…and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!


Class of 2022 Graduation Announcement

Good afternoon,

It is finally time for us to celebrate the Class of 2022 with this year’s graduation ceremony! We wanted to send a final update to this year’s ceremony. Due to the recent updates in weather for this upcoming Saturday, we will host our graduation ceremony inside the gymnasium. This slight change will allow us to move forward with planning a beautiful ceremony without the disruption of inclement weather. Please see the updated image below. 

As mentioned before, families will still receive 8 tickets per student and each student will have 2 parking passes. Only cars with official parking passes will be admitted into our Yates campus and EA campus parking lots. These parking lots will be filled on a first come first serve basis. EA campus parking lot will have a shuttle available for those that need/choose to ride. The drop off location to accommodate elderly or handicap guests will be at the front door of the Yates campus. All overflow parking will be at Greater Piney Grove – shuttle will be continuously running for transportation to campus. Please see this slide deck from our parent meeting (with updated parking map). 

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We value all our students and families and look forward to celebrating together. Our priority remains to keep the Drew community safe as we plan events and close out this school year.  We look forward to the remaining events that will be indicative of the Drew experience and the contributions your student has brought to the Senior Academy.

K. Myers

Senior Academy Principal

Charles R. Drew Charter School

Week of May 16th,2022

[CURRENT] Drew Mask Policy

For more details and access to other resources related to COVID-19 > > > See Here


DID YOU KNOW?

Makerspace Hours are back!

Mr. Ayers, our new Makerspace Manager, will be opening the SA makerspace in room A103 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm *UPDATED TIME* on Thursdays for JA and SA students!  

  • All students need to bring are their creative ideas and willing hands to make things. 
    • UPDATE: RESERVATIONS ARE *NOT* NEEDEED. Feel free to join on any Thursday if interested!
    • For more detail and information on Drew’s STEAM program visit the website here– > STEAM at Drew!

The Drew Charter School PTA has restructured and renewed and is looking ahead to the 2022-2023 school year!  Click here to view the new committees and more details on the changes we’re implementing. 

We are looking for executive officers as well as members for all the committees. Please consider joining the PTA, as we are only as strong as our volunteers. We welcome your new energy and ideas! 

Please click here to share your interest in the PTA (short Google form).


 
To provide opt-in consent for your Academy students, click below:
COVID-19 Testing for Drew Students

ACTION REQUIRED –

Opt-In for Drew’s New Weekly Surveillance Testing Program

  • If you completed testing somewhere else be sure to submit results in the link below:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above.

  • To ALL contributions to the Senior Award Ceremony!  
    • It was a wonderful celebration of our seniors accomplishments which you all had a role in supporting.  Thank you to those that filmed videos, hosted the award ceremony, created the individualized senior awards, or coordinated videos from our partners who generously fund scholarships.  It was a beautiful representation of the Drew Cradle to College/Career pathway, and all the partnerships that help make that possible. 
  • Congratulations to our track and field athletes who advanced to compete at the state meet!
  • To Ms. Weaver and Ms. Cusick for organizing an amazing senior awards day! 
  • To Ms. Davis, Mr. Stephens and Mr. Morrison for hosting senior awards day!  
  • To Dr. Mafu for setting the bar high for students and always being willing to help them reach it!
  • To Ms. Isbell for being consistently helpful and supportive to math teachers!
  • To Ms. Gresham’s Algebra II students for staying the course. Special shout out to Nadia Davis, Corinth Hayes, Xander Greene, Niles Holt, Morgan Walker, and Kate Duval for being consistently excellent Algebra II students!
  • To Mr. Meneese for coordinating Milestone Preparation sessions for the Juniors!
  • To Mr. Canney for creating an amazing NFT Gallery for student artwork as a part of Space is the New Place!
  • To our awesome nursing staff who consistently provide their expertise for a variety of situations throughout the school year! 
  • To Coach Davis for all his support and interventions especially with 9th grade this final semester!
  • To Mance Irvin for his consistent effort and outstanding results! True model of leading by example!

Principal Coffee REMINDER:

If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

See You All NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 05/16- 05/22/22

Stay Updated! See the notes below:


Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org


Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]

Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Monday

05/16

  • BLAZER DAY 
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
  • Golf State Championship Tournament
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
      • 10:30, Senior Brunch
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12pm AP Exam, Computer Science Principle
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00
    • 2pm, College Decision Day [Gym / Steam Link]
    • Dismissal 3:40

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Tuesday

05/17

Tuesday Schedule-

  • [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
  • Golf State Championship Tournament
  • 9am – 12pm, Graduation Practice [Theater]
  • ~ 12pm [After graduation practice] until 1pm, Yearbook Signing Party [12th grade PBL]
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 2pm, End of the Year Assembly
    • 4th 1:30-3:00
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40
    • 6:30pm, Performance: Spring Piano Recital

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee

Wednesday

05/18

Wednesday Schedule-

  • BLAZER DAY 
  • *Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
    • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Senior Trip: Andretti Indoor Karting and Games Marietta [1255 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30062] 
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40
    • 6:30pm, Spring Orchestra Performance

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Thursday

05/19

Thursday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
      • 9am – 12pm, Graduation Practice [Theater]
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12pm, Senior Picnic
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • 3:30 – 5:30, Maker Space [Reservation is NOT needed, Visit STEAM website for other resources- here]
    • Dismissal 3:40
    • 6:30pm, Performance: Band/Chorus

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
09th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Friday

05/20

Friday Schedule-

  • Color Wars
  • *Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
  • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • Senior Week & Graduation Practice Schedule [LINK]
      • 8:30am – 9am, Senior Breakfast [Cafeteria]
      • 9am – 12pm, Graduation Practice [Theater]
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • Flex Time, 3:00pm
    • Dismissal 3:40

05/21| Saturday
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  • 7pm, Performance: Drama [Theater]
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Elementary Academy [Click Here to Opt in for FREE COVID Testing]
    • If your student has been testing with Viral Solutions over the past few weeks, they are already in the system and there is no need for them to opt-in again.
    • Stay safe!

Through Drew’s partnership with Viral Solutions, Drew resumed free weekend community COVID-19 testing on Sunday, April 3rd. 

 Each Sunday, the Community Testing will occur at the Elementary Academy pickup lanes between 10 am – 2 pm. This testing is open to all family members.  If you are a family member and would like to participate in the free testing, please complete the following form before arriving: Viral Solutions Family Member Consent Form

(Note: Persons can also opt-in onsite.)


Upcoming Events-

As we prepare for the end to a wonderful school year, we would like to make sure everyone is aware of our schedule for the final week.

Please be advised that students are required to be in uniform on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next week. On Thursday students and staff may dress down in their class shirts and/or class colors. 

Also, parents and families will have the opportunity to attend awards ceremonies via Zoom. 

06/1 – 06/23SA Summer Academy
06/6 – 06/10SA Summer Bridge


1653565500

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Last Day of School

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Senior Parents

Graduation is almost here! If you have not done so already, please sign the Senior Contract below by clicking on the link. Once you fill out the form and click submit, the contract is complete.  

All senior parents will need to complete this contract, prior to graduation and cap/gown distribution.  

Senior Contract
Graduation is a special moment for students and their families. Drew Charter School is committed to providing all students with a memorable experience. Hence, we have outlined guidelines and shared with parents and families. This contract speaks specifically to those guidelines for the day of and days leading up to graduation. This contract is an agreement between parent, student, and school. All graduating seniors must sign this contract to participate. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Myers, Dr. Allen, or Mrs. Weaver.docs.google.com

If you missed the Senior parent meeting, here is the slide deck where this information was presented.


Inclusive of: Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

>> HERE <<

>> HERE <<

Access to Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


For Updates that occur more frequently subscribe to Remind! Instructions for the respective cohorts can be found below, feel free to join multiple.

Uniform Needs!

  • Guardians looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Flynn O’hara
    • Guardians be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is typically 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers more detailed information about what to expect, general guidelines/procedures. In addition to safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage


STEAM Portfolio Information

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
click here >> https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634 << click here
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything…and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!


Week of May 09th,2022

[CURRENT] Drew Mask Policy

For more details and access to other resources related to COVID-19 > > > See Here


DID YOU KNOW?

Makerspace Hours are back!

Mr. Ayers, our new Makerspace Manager, will be opening the SA makerspace in room A103 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm *UPDATED TIME* on Thursdays for JA and SA students!  

  • All students need to bring are their creative ideas and willing hands to make things. 
    • UPDATE: RESERVATIONS ARE *NOT* NEEDEED. Feel free to join on any Thursday if interested!
    • For more detail and information on Drew’s STEAM program visit the website here– > STEAM at Drew!

The Drew Charter School PTA has restructured and renewed and is looking ahead to the 2022-2023 school year!  Click here to view the new committees and more details on the changes we’re implementing. 

We are looking for executive officers as well as members for all the committees. Please consider joining the PTA, as we are only as strong as our volunteers. We welcome your new energy and ideas! 

Please click here to share your interest in the PTA (short Google form).


 
To provide opt-in consent for your Academy students, click below:
COVID-19 Testing for Drew Students

ACTION REQUIRED –

Opt-In for Drew’s New Weekly Surveillance Testing Program

  • If you completed testing somewhere else be sure to submit results in the link below:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above.

  • The Varsity Boys soccer team beat Dooly County 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinals in the State Championship. First time ever for Drew soccer to get this far!
    • Shout out to our students on the team along with Mr. Rashid and other coaches!
  • To Miriam and the entire CCR team for organizing the return of Senior Walk!
  • To Mrs. O’Neil and all the elementary teachers and staff members for creating memorable doors for all the seniors!
  • To every staff member, student, parent, or community member that attended and cheered on the seniors as they walked our campus!
  • To the drummers for returning to bring back our tradition!
  • To all the students who are taking advantage of their earned extra credit in Spanish!
  • To all 9th graders taking Algebra 1 this year working hard to prepare for their Milestones Exam on Wednesday, April 27th! 
    • For many this will be their first Milestones since 6th grade. All the very best from their parents, teachers, coaches, and the Drew Community! Shine! Stay positive, work hard, be kind, do your best. We are proud of you!  
  • Emily and Ashley for their flexibility in working with the 11th grade team during CCR week!
  • All the Juniors who have attended after school and Saturday sessions!
  • Quindarius Grimes for encouraging his peers to attend study sessions!
  • Ms. Abdur-Rahman for hosting evening Zoom sessions to support students with study habits!
  • To London Almond for keeping his group on task painting!
  • To Jaylon and Chase for ignoring distractions and getting their work done!
  • To Eric Ayers for the incredible support he has provided for 10th grade PBL and Space is the New Place!
  • To Dr. Kurt for taking the time to recognize the great talents and achievements of our Drew Eagles!
  • To everyone that showed their school spirit and participated in CCR week!
    • To the CCR team for hosting numerous sessions!
    • To Alumni for their constant participation (hosting panels, taking over Insta, and much more)!
  • To Rachel and Tara for presenting at the Principal’s Coffee!

Principal Coffee REMINDER:

If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

See You All NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 05/09- 05/15/22

Stay Updated! See the notes below:


Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org


Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]

Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Monday

05/09

  • BLAZER DAY 
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
    • 8am AP Exam, Calculus
    • ELA MAP Testing – 9th & 10th
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12pm AP Exam, Computer Science Principle
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00
    • Flex Time, 3:05pm
      • ***Advisory 3:05-3:40***
    • Dismissal 3:40
    • 6pm, Senior Award Ceremony [Zoom]

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Tuesday

05/10

Tuesday Schedule-

  • [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • 8am AP Exam, English Lang and Comp.
    • Math MAP Testing-9th & 10th  
    • MODA field trip
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40
    • 6pm, Equitable Dinners present One Million Talks [Register Here]

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee

Wednesday

05/11

Wednesday Schedule-

  • BLAZER DAY 
  • *Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
    • 8am AP Spanish Language & Culture 
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Thursday

05/12

Thursday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • 8am AP Exam, World History
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • 3:30 – 5:30, Maker Space [Reservation is NOT needed, Visit STEAM website for other resources- here]
    • Dismissal 3:40
    • SA Theater Performance: “Gangsters Over Harlem, Box, Scenes from a Quarantine” [Drew Theater] 

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
09th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Friday

05/13

Friday Schedule-

  • UNIFORM DAY
  • *Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
  • 9th Grade Field Trip
  • 11th Grade Field Trip
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
      • 9am, In-Person Senior Community Forum [Cafeteria]
        • Senior Week & Graduation Practice Schedule [LINK]
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 12:55, All SA Students  on campus eat 2nd lunch
    • 1:00, Class of 2022 Final Parent Meeting [ZOOM]
    • Flex Time, 3:00pm
    • Dismissal 3:40

05/14 | Saturday
  • 2pm, Performance: Theater – Gangsters Over Harlem, Box, Scenes from a Quarantine [Zoom]
05/15 | Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Elementary Academy [Click Here to Opt in for FREE COVID Testing]
    • If your student has been testing with Viral Solutions over the past few weeks, they are already in the system and there is no need for them to opt-in again.
    • Stay safe!

Through Drew’s partnership with Viral Solutions, Drew resumed free weekend community COVID-19 testing on Sunday, April 3rd. 

 Each Sunday, the Community Testing will occur at the Elementary Academy pickup lanes between 10 am – 2 pm. This testing is open to all family members.  If you are a family member and would like to participate in the free testing, please complete the following form before arriving: Viral Solutions Family Member Consent Form

(Note: Persons can also opt-in onsite.)


Upcoming Events-

  • 5/17/2022
    • Performance: Piano
  • 5/18/2022
    • Performance: Orchestra
  • 5/19/2022
    • Performance: Chorus/ Band
  • Saturday – 05/21/22
    • Tentative Graduation Date
  • 5/22/2022
    • Performance: Drama

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  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

Last Day of School

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Senior Parents

Graduation is almost here! If you have not done so already, please sign the Senior Contract below by clicking on the link. Once you fill out the form and click submit, the contract is complete.  

All senior parents will need to complete this contract, prior to graduation and cap/gown distribution.  

Senior Contract
Graduation is a special moment for students and their families. Drew Charter School is committed to providing all students with a memorable experience. Hence, we have outlined guidelines and shared with parents and families. This contract speaks specifically to those guidelines for the day of and days leading up to graduation. This contract is an agreement between parent, student, and school. All graduating seniors must sign this contract to participate. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Myers, Dr. Allen, or Mrs. Weaver.docs.google.com

If you missed the Senior parent meeting, here is the slide deck where this information was presented.


Inclusive of: Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

>> HERE <<

>> HERE <<

Access to Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


For Updates that occur more frequently subscribe to Remind! Instructions for the respective cohorts can be found below, feel free to join multiple.

Uniform Needs!

  • Guardians looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Flynn O’hara
    • Guardians be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is typically 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers more detailed information about what to expect, general guidelines/procedures. In addition to safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage


STEAM Portfolio Information

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
click here >> https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634 << click here
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything…and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!


Week of April 25th,2022

[CURRENT] Drew Mask Policy

For more details and access to other resources related to COVID-19 > > > See Here


DID YOU KNOW?

Makerspace Hours are back!

Mr. Ayers, our new Makerspace Manager, will be opening the SA makerspace in room A103 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm *UPDATED TIME* on Thursdays for JA and SA students!  

  • All students need to bring are their creative ideas and willing hands to make things. 
    • UPDATE: RESERVATIONS ARE *NOT* NEEDEED. Feel free to join on any Thursday if interested!
    • For more detail and information on Drew’s STEAM program visit the website here– > STEAM at Drew!

The Drew Charter School PTA has restructured and renewed and is looking ahead to the 2022-2023 school year!  Click here to view the new committees and more details on the changes we’re implementing. 

We are looking for executive officers as well as members for all the committees. Please consider joining the PTA, as we are only as strong as our volunteers. We welcome your new energy and ideas! 

Please click here to share your interest in the PTA (short Google form).


PTA SILENT AUCTION STARTS MONDAY, APRIL 18TH
Register for free and bid on some great auction items!

Click here to start bidding.


 
To provide opt-in consent for your Academy students, click below:
COVID-19 Testing for Drew Students

ACTION REQUIRED –

Opt-In for Drew’s New Weekly Surveillance Testing Program

  • If you completed testing somewhere else be sure to submit results in the link below:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above.

  • The Varsity Boys soccer team beat Dooly County 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinals in the State Championship. First time ever for Drew soccer to get this far!
    • Shout out to our students on the team along with Mr. Rashid and other coaches!
  • To Miriam and the entire CCR team for organizing the return of Senior Walk!
  • To Mrs. O’Neil and all the elementary teachers and staff members for creating memorable doors for all the seniors!
  • To every staff member, student, parent, or community member that attended and cheered on the seniors as they walked our campus!
  • To the drummers for returning to bring back our tradition!
  • To all the students who are taking advantage of their earned extra credit in Spanish!
  • To all 9th graders taking Algebra 1 this year working hard to prepare for their Milestones Exam on Wednesday, April 27th! 
    • For many this will be their first Milestones since 6th grade. All the very best from their parents, teachers, coaches, and the Drew Community! Shine! Stay positive, work hard, be kind, do your best. We are proud of you!  
  • Emily and Ashley for their flexibility in working with the 11th grade team during CCR week!
  • All the Juniors who have attended after school and Saturday sessions!
  • Quindarius Grimes for encouraging his peers to attend study sessions!
  • Ms. Abdur-Rahman for hosting evening Zoom sessions to support students with study habits!
  • To London Almond for keeping his group on task painting!
  • To Jaylon and Chase for ignoring distractions and getting their work done!
  • To Eric Ayers for the incredible support he has provided for 10th grade PBL and Space is the New Place!
  • To Dr. Kurt for taking the time to recognize the great talents and achievements of our Drew Eagles!
  • To everyone that showed their school spirit and participated in CCR week!
    • To the CCR team for hosting numerous sessions!
    • To Alumni for their constant participation (hosting panels, taking over Insta, and much more)!
  • To Rachel and Tara for presenting at the Principal’s Coffee!

Principal Coffee REMINDER:

If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

See You All NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 04/25 – 05/01/22

Stay Updated! See the notes below:


Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org


Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]

Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Monday

04/25

  • Student Lottery Application [Deadline: 04/30/22] 
  • MILESTONE American Lit, Section 1
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00
    • Flex Time Clubs, 3:05pm
      • ***Advisory 3:05-3:40***
    • Dismissal 3:40

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Tuesday

04/26

Tuesday Schedule-

  • Student Lottery Application [Deadline: 04/30/22]
  • MILESTONE – American Lit, Sections 2 & 3
  • [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40
  • 6pm, Varsity Boys’ Soccer – State Quarterfinals v. Academy for Classical Education (ACE)  [Macon,GA]

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee

Wednesday

04/27

Wednesday Schedule-

  • Student Lottery Application [Deadline: 04/30/22]
  • MILESTONE – Algebra 1, Sections 1 & 2
    • (HS and MS Alg Students)
  • *Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
    • 1A- 8:00-8:45 
    • 2A- 8:50-9:30 
    • 3A- 9:35-10:20 
    • 4A- 10:25-11:45 
      • 11/12 Lunch- 10:25-11:05 
      • 9/10  Lunch- 11:10-11:45  
    • 1B- 11:50-12:35 
    • 2B- 12:40- 1:25 
    • 3B- 1:30- 2:10 
    • 4B- 2:15-3:00 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
      • Hold your 4B students. They will not transition!
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
      • Senior Community Forum
    • Dismissal 3:40

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Thursday

04/28

Thursday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
  • Student Lottery Application [Deadline: 04/30/22]
  • MILESTONE – Biology, Sections 1 & 2
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • 3:30 – 5:30, Maker Space [Reservation is NOT needed, Visit STEAM website for other resources- here]
    • Dismissal 3:40

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
09th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Friday

04/29

Friday Schedule-

  • UNIFORM DAY
  • *Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
  • Student Lottery Application [Deadline: 04/30/22]
  • MILESTONE – US History, Sections 1 & 2
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
      • 11:00 STAR Student Luncheon
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Flex Time CLUBS, 3:05pm
      • SA Beta Club Induction [Theater]
      • Student Club Assignments To search this doc, use “CTRL + F”, type the student name in question
    • Dismissal 3:40

04/30| Saturday
05/01| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Elementary Academy [Click Here to Opt in for FREE COVID Testing]
    • If your student has been testing with Viral Solutions over the past few weeks, they are already in the system and there is no need for them to opt-in again.
    • Stay safe!

Through Drew’s partnership with Viral Solutions, Drew resumed free weekend community COVID-19 testing on Sunday, April 3rd. 

 Each Sunday, the Community Testing will occur at the Elementary Academy pickup lanes between 10 am – 2 pm. This testing is open to all family members.  If you are a family member and would like to participate in the free testing, please complete the following form before arriving: Viral Solutions Family Member Consent Form

(Note: Persons can also opt-in onsite.)


Upcoming Events-

  • April 18-22: Theme Days / Flyer *Coming Soon*
    • College and Career Week
  • 4/19/2022
    • Performance: Harp
  • 4/21/2022
    • Performance: 21 Chump St.
  • 4/22/2022
    • Senior Walk
    • Space is the New Place– STEAM EVENT
  • 5/7/2022Performance: Dance
  • 5/17/2022
    • Performance: Piano
  • 5/18/2022
    • Performance: Orchestra
  • 5/19/2022
    • Performance: Chorus/ Band
  • Saturday – 05/21/22
    • Tentative Graduation Date
  • 5/22/2022
    • Performance: Drama

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Space is the New Place / Senior Walk


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Graduation


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Last Day of School

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Senior Parents

Graduation is almost here! If you have not done so already, please sign the Senior Contract below by clicking on the link. Once you fill out the form and click submit, the contract is complete.  

All senior parents will need to complete this contract, prior to graduation and cap/gown distribution.  

Senior Contract
Graduation is a special moment for students and their families. Drew Charter School is committed to providing all students with a memorable experience. Hence, we have outlined guidelines and shared with parents and families. This contract speaks specifically to those guidelines for the day of and days leading up to graduation. This contract is an agreement between parent, student, and school. All graduating seniors must sign this contract to participate. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Myers, Dr. Allen, or Mrs. Weaver.docs.google.com

If you missed the Senior parent meeting, here is the slide deck where this information was presented.

Inclusive of: Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

>> HERE <<

>> HERE <<

Access to Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


For Updates that occur more frequently subscribe to Remind! Instructions for the respective cohorts can be found below, feel free to join multiple.

Uniform Needs!

  • Guardians looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Flynn O’hara
    • Guardians be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is typically 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers more detailed information about what to expect, general guidelines/procedures. In addition to safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage


STEAM Portfolio Information

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
click here >> https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634 << click here
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything…and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!


Week of April 18th,2022

[CURRENT] Drew Mask Policy

For more details and access to other resources related to COVID-19 > > > See Here


DID YOU KNOW?

Makerspace Hours are back!

Mr. Ayers, our new Makerspace Manager, will be opening the SA makerspace in room A103 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm *UPDATED TIME* on Thursdays for JA and SA students!  

  • All students need to bring are their creative ideas and willing hands to make things. 
    • UPDATE: RESERVATIONS ARE *NOT* NEEDEED. Feel free to join on any Thursday if interested!
    • For more detail and information on Drew’s STEAM program visit the website here– > STEAM at Drew!

The Drew Charter School PTA has restructured and renewed and is looking ahead to the 2022-2023 school year!  Click here to view the new committees and more details on the changes we’re implementing. 

We are looking for executive officers as well as members for all the committees. Please consider joining the PTA, as we are only as strong as our volunteers. We welcome your new energy and ideas! 

Please click here to share your interest in the PTA (short Google form).


PTA SILENT AUCTION STARTS MONDAY, APRIL 18TH
Register for free and bid on some great auction items!

Click here to start bidding.


 
To provide opt-in consent for your Academy students, click below:
COVID-19 Testing for Drew Students

ACTION REQUIRED –

Opt-In for Drew’s New Weekly Surveillance Testing Program

  • If you completed testing somewhere else be sure to submit results in the link below:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above.

  • To Senior Academy for being recognized as 2022 GaDOE AP Honor School!
  • AP Honor access and support – The 2022 AP Honor Schools are named in eight categories, based on the results of 2021 AP courses and exams!
  • At least 30% of AP exams taken by students who identified themselves as African-American and/or Hispanic and 30% of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher!
  • To Eleanor Jones ’23 for being selected to serve on the WABE Advisory Council!
  • To Che Williams for hitting a homerun against Mt. Zion scoring 2 runs for the Eagles!
  • To Saraiya Hunt and Kashawn Myers for winning Prom King and Queen!
  • To Ms. Allen and the Prom committee for putting on an amazing event for our school community!
  • To Mr. Parker for his constant presence and ability to capture all the wonderful moments at Drew!
  • To Varsity boys’ soccer team for advancing to the second round of the State playoffs!
  • To Dr. Whittington and Mr. Canney on their progress and work on the NFT project!
  • To the CCR team, Emily Isbell, and Alicia McKenzie for their support of the senior class and upcoming activities!
  • To Mr. Mayfield for his commitment and follow-up with students!
  • To Ms. Schaffer for her constant support and outreach with students!
  • To Dr. Kenyon-Mafu for her advocacy and support for students in her math classes!
  • To Mr. Richardson, the senior teachers, and Mr. Copp for constant support of students towards graduation!

Principal Coffee REMINDER:

If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

See You All on April 20th,2022 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 04/18- 05/01/22

College and Career Week

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

NEWS: The Difference between a 504 & IEP Talk about this! IEP vs. 504 Plan: What’s the Difference?


Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org


Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]

Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Monday

04/18


Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Tuesday

04/19

Tuesday Schedule-

  • College Study Day – Sweatpants/joggers
  • [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00
      • 2:15-3:00, 9th: Conversation with College Counselors
    • Flex Time, 3:00pm
      • 9th: Teens and Money Workshop, (Zoom)
      • 10th: Conversation with College Counselors
      • 11th: Extended Learning
      • 12th: Teens and Money Workshop, (Zoom)
    • Dismissal 3:40 
    • 5:55 Varsity Baseball v. Bowden (Senior Night)
    • 6pm, Varsity Boys’ Soccer – 2nd Round of the State tournament v.  Dooly County High School [Dooly County High School]
    • 7pm, Performance: Spring Harp Concert

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee

Wednesday

04/20

Wednesday Schedule-

  • College Shirt Day – Rep your college gear!
  • *Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
    • 1A- 8:00-8:45 
    • 2A- 8:50-9:30 
    • 3A- 9:35-10:20 
    • 4A- 10:25-11:45 
      • 11/12 Lunch- 10:25-11:05 
      • 9/10  Lunch- 11:10-11:45  
    • 1B- 11:50-12:35 
    • 2B- 12:40- 1:25 
      • 12:45 – 1:30, 12th: Senior Walk Info Meeting + Cap/Gown Distribution
    • 3B- 1:30- 2:10
      • 1:30 – 2:30, Freshman Take Flight Program (Cafeteria) 
    • 4B- 2:15-3:00 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
      • 9th & 10th: GSFC Hope and Zell Workshop (Zoom)
      • 11th: Postsecondary Planning 101! (Cafeteria)
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40
    • 3pm-4:30pm, Milestone Prep – Algebra 1 [Isbell]
    • 7pm, Performance: 21 Chump Street
    • 8pm, ATL is Epic

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Thursday

04/21

Thursday Schedule-

  • Career Day – Dress as a future career!
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • 9th: Senior Walk Poster Creation 
      • 10th: Career Exploration Workshop, extended learning locations. 
      • 11th: Extended Learning
        • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • 3:30 – 5:30, Maker Space [Reservation is NOT needed, Visit STEAM website for other resources- here]
    • Dismissal 3:40
    • 7pm, Performance: 21 Chump Street

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
09th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Friday

04/22

Friday Schedule-

  • Drew Spirit Day
  • 1:30, Senior Walk
  • *Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Flex Time CLUBS, 3:05pm
    • Dismissal 3:40
    • 7:30pm, Space is the New Place– STEAM EVENT [FREE]

04/23| Saturday
  • Saturday School: Milestone Prep – Algebra 1, Biology, AP Biology, US History & AP US History
04/24| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Elementary Academy [Click Here to Opt in for FREE COVID Testing]
    • If your student has been testing with Viral Solutions over the past few weeks, they are already in the system and there is no need for them to opt-in again.
    • Stay safe!

Through Drew’s partnership with Viral Solutions, Drew resumed free weekend community COVID-19 testing on Sunday, April 3rd. 

 Each Sunday, the Community Testing will occur at the Elementary Academy pickup lanes between 10 am – 2 pm. This testing is open to all family members.  If you are a family member and would like to participate in the free testing, please complete the following form before arriving: Viral Solutions Family Member Consent Form

(Note: Persons can also opt-in onsite.)


Upcoming Events-

  • 5/7/2022Performance: Dance
  • 5/17/2022
    • Performance: Piano
  • 5/18/2022
    • Performance: Orchestra
  • 5/19/2022
    • Performance: Chorus/ Band
  • Saturday – 05/21/22
    • Tentative Graduation Date
  • 5/22/2022
    • Performance: Drama


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Space is the New Place / Senior Walk


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Graduation


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  hours  minutes  seconds

until

Last Day of School

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Senior Parents

Graduation is almost here! If you have not done so already, please sign the Senior Contract below by clicking on the link. Once you fill out the form and click submit, the contract is complete.  

All senior parents will need to complete this contract, prior to graduation and cap/gown distribution.  

Senior Contract
Graduation is a special moment for students and their families. Drew Charter School is committed to providing all students with a memorable experience. Hence, we have outlined guidelines and shared with parents and families. This contract speaks specifically to those guidelines for the day of and days leading up to graduation. This contract is an agreement between parent, student, and school. All graduating seniors must sign this contract to participate. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Myers, Dr. Allen, or Mrs. Weaver.docs.google.com

If you missed the Senior parent meeting, here is the slide deck where this information was presented.

Inclusive of: Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

>> HERE <<

>> HERE <<

Access to Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


For Updates that occur more frequently subscribe to Remind! Instructions for the respective cohorts can be found below, feel free to join multiple.

Uniform Needs!

  • Guardians looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Flynn O’hara
    • Guardians be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is typically 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers more detailed information about what to expect, general guidelines/procedures. In addition to safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage


STEAM Portfolio Information

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
click here >> https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634 << click here
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything…and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!


Week of April 11th,2022

[CURRENT] Drew Mask Policy

For more details and access to other resources related to COVID-19 > > > See Here


Phase 1 – 

  • A mask requirement remains in place for students and staff.  However, cloth masks will be allowed again, effective immediately. Retaining the mask requirement will allow us to improve student and family experiences in the following ways:
    • Expansion of in-school and out-of-school field trips
    • Expansion of capacity for sporting events, performances, and other programs
    • Resumption of key in-person parent programs, which will vary by academy.

Phase 2 –

Provided that the public health context continues to improve and CDC guidance remains the same, masks will be strongly recommended, but not required, for students, staff, and families beginning on Wednesday, April 13th.  In addition to facilitating the changes in Phase 1, this will allow us time to prepare students, staff, and families for this change and ensure that there is a climate that is respectful to those who decide to mask or not mask.


DID YOU KNOW?

Makerspace Hours are back!

Mr. Ayers, our new Makerspace Manager, will be opening the SA makerspace in room A103 from 4:00pm until 5:30pm *UPDATED TIME* on Thursdays for JA and SA students!  

  • All students need to bring are their creative ideas and willing hands to make things. 
    • UPDATE: RESERVATIONS ARE *NOT* NEEDEED. Feel free to join on any Thursday if interested!
    • For more detail and information on Drew’s STEAM program visit the website here– > STEAM at Drew!

 
To provide opt-in consent for your Academy students, click below:
COVID-19 Testing for Drew Students

ACTION REQUIRED –

Opt-In for Drew’s New Weekly Surveillance Testing Program

  • If you completed testing somewhere else be sure to submit results in the link below:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above.

  • To Olivia Pearson who has been selected to participate in the Governor’s Honors Program for Engineering!! 
  • To the Boys and Girls soccer teams for advancing to the State playoffs! 
    •  Girls play Tuesday away 
    • Boys play Wednesday at home 
  • To the Literary Competition team for their placements at the State Literary Competition!!! 
    • To Lucy Corkran and Byron Darnton each won 2nd Place; Byron competed in the Argumentative Essay category and Lucy competed in the Analysis Essay! 
    • To Kashawn Myers for placing 4th in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking  
    • To Kate Drueke for placing 5th in Girl’s Solo.  
      • Please congratulate all these individuals for their hard work and dedication!  We’re very proud of these young scholars representing us so well! 
  • To Mr. Derringer for leading the Literary Competition team! 
  • To Lindsey Smith for moderating the Women’s History Month Speaker Panel! 
  • To Thai Daniel and Kiah Clark for introducing the speakers on the Women’s History Month Speaker Panel! 
  • To Ms. Garner – for taking off her “Teacher Hat” to foster an empathetic connection with a stressed 9th grade parent during a conference!  
  • To Mrs. Stokes and Mr. Mayfield for their commitment to the craft of teaching and learning; their willingness to welcome observational visits from Ms. Palmer and Dr. Kenyon-Mafu this semester; thanks so much for all you do for all our students!  
    • To Mrs. Bufford-Duffie and Ms. Isbell for arranging the insightful opportunities and for covering co-taught classes!  
  • To Mrs. Gresham for her outstanding skills as an educator and co-teacher, her care for students, calming presence and expertise are truly exemplary! 

Principal Coffee REMINDER:

If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

See You All on April 20th,2022 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 04/11- 04/17/22

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

NEWS: The Difference between a 504 & IEP Talk about this! IEP vs. 504 Plan: What’s the Difference?


Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org


Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]

Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Monday

04/11

  • BLAZER DAY
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00
    • Flex Time Clubs, 3:05pm
      • ***Advisory 3:05-3:40***
    • Dismissal 3:40

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Tuesday

04/12

Tuesday Schedule-

  • [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee

Wednesday

04/13

Wednesday Schedule-

  • BLAZER DAY
  • *Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
    • 1A- 8:00-8:45 
    • 2A- 8:50-9:30 
    • 3A- 9:35-10:20 
    • 4A- 10:25-11:45 
      • 11/12 Lunch- 10:25-11:05 
      • 9/10  Lunch- 11:10-11:45  
    • 1B- 11:50-12:35 
    • 2B- 12:40- 1:25 
    • 3B- 1:30- 2:10 
    • 4B- 2:15-3:00 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
      • Hold your 4B students. They will not transition!
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
      • SA Beta Induction [Theater]
    • Dismissal 3:40
    • 3pm-3:45pm, Milestone Prep – Algebra 1 [with MS. ISBELL]
    • 6pm Varsity Boys Soccer v. Commerce High School [HOME]

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Thursday

04/14

Thursday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • 3:30 – 5:30, Maker Space [Reservation is NOT needed, Visit STEAM website for other resources- here]
    • Dismissal 3:40

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
09th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Friday

04/15

Friday Schedule-

  • UNIFORM DAY
  • *Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Flex Time CLUBS, 3:05pm
    • Dismissal 3:40
    • 5:30 Varsity Boys Baseball v. Mt. Zion [HOME]

04/16 | Saturday
  • Saturday School, [9th -12th Grade]
  • Saturday School: Milestone Prep – Biology, AP Biology, US History & AP US History
  • PROM [FAQs / 165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303]
04/17 | Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Elementary Academy [Click Here to Opt in for FREE COVID Testing]
    • If your student has been testing with Viral Solutions over the past few weeks, they are already in the system and there is no need for them to opt-in again.
    • Stay safe!

Through Drew’s partnership with Viral Solutions, Drew resumed free weekend community COVID-19 testing on Sunday, April 3rd. 

 Each Sunday, the Community Testing will occur at the Elementary Academy pickup lanes between 10 am – 2 pm. This testing is open to all family members.  If you are a family member and would like to participate in the free testing, please complete the following form before arriving: Viral Solutions Family Member Consent Form

(Note: Persons can also opt-in onsite.)


Upcoming Events-

  • April 18-22: Theme Days / Flyer *Coming Soon*
    • College and Career Week
  • 4/19/2022
    • Performance: Harp
  • 4/21/2022
    • Performance: 21 Chump St.
  • 4/22/2022
    • Senior Walk
    • Space is the New Place– STEAM EVENT
  • 5/7/2022Performance: Dance
  • 5/17/2022
    • Performance: Piano
  • 5/18/2022
    • Performance: Orchestra
  • 5/19/2022
    • Performance: Chorus/ Band
  • Saturday – 05/21/22
    • Tentative Graduation Date
  • 5/22/2022
    • Performance: Drama

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Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Senior Parents

Graduation is almost here! If you have not done so already, please sign the Senior Contract below by clicking on the link. Once you fill out the form and click submit, the contract is complete.  

All senior parents will need to complete this contract, prior to graduation and cap/gown distribution.  

Senior Contract
Graduation is a special moment for students and their families. Drew Charter School is committed to providing all students with a memorable experience. Hence, we have outlined guidelines and shared with parents and families. This contract speaks specifically to those guidelines for the day of and days leading up to graduation. This contract is an agreement between parent, student, and school. All graduating seniors must sign this contract to participate. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Myers, Dr. Allen, or Mrs. Weaver.docs.google.com

If you missed the Senior parent meeting, here is the slide deck where this information was presented.

Inclusive of: Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

>> HERE <<

>> HERE <<

Access to Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


For Updates that occur more frequently subscribe to Remind! Instructions for the respective cohorts can be found below, feel free to join multiple.

Uniform Needs!

  • Guardians looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Flynn O’hara
    • Guardians be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is typically 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers more detailed information about what to expect, general guidelines/procedures. In addition to safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage


STEAM Portfolio Information

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
click here >> https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634 << click here
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything…and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!


Week of Mar 28th,2022

[CURRENT] Drew Mask Policy

For more details and access to other resources related to COVID-19 > > > See Here


Phase 1 – 

  • A mask requirement remains in place for students and staff.  However, cloth masks will be allowed again, effective immediately. Retaining the mask requirement will allow us to improve student and family experiences in the following ways:
    • Expansion of in-school and out-of-school field trips
    • Expansion of capacity for sporting events, performances, and other programs
    • Resumption of key in-person parent programs, which will vary by academy.

Phase 2 –

Provided that the public health context continues to improve and CDC guidance remains the same, masks will be strongly recommended, but not required, for students, staff, and families beginning on Wednesday, April 13th.  In addition to facilitating the changes in Phase 1, this will allow us time to prepare students, staff, and families for this change and ensure that there is a climate that is respectful to those who decide to mask or not mask.


DID YOU KNOW?

Makerspace Hours are back!

Mr. Ayers, our new Makerspace Manager, will be opening the SA makerspace in room A103 from 3:30pm until 5:30pm on Thursdays for JA and SA students!  

  • On Thursday March 31st we will spend some time learning to use the 3D printers, or you can work independently on your own projects.  All students need to bring are their creative ideas and willing hands to make things. 

 
To provide opt-in consent for your Academy students, click below:
COVID-19 Testing for Drew Students

ACTION REQUIRED –

Opt-In for Drew’s New Weekly Surveillance Testing Program

  • If you completed testing somewhere else be sure to submit results in the link below:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above.

  • To Jason Lin for being selected as a semifinalist for the National Beta Scholarship!
  • To Ciera Hayes ’22 for her acceptance to Savannah State University!
  • To Eleanor Jones ’23 for being named Chair of the Social Justice and Equity Committee for the APS Board of Education Student Advisory Council.
  • To Sophie Gallagher ’22 for being admitted and receiving a huge merit scholarship to her top choice college!
  • To the cast of 21 Chump Street for an amazing start to our rehearsals for the show!   
    • Zoe James, Jillian Loux, D’Anjelo Taylor, Calliope DeChant, Christian Aycock, Alana Nicholson, and Analisa Gomes.   
  • To Ruby Schattenberg and Annabelle An for working very hard in Spanish and obtaining a 100% ​average grade by Mid-point.
  • To all the students who worked creatively making the poster “El parque de diversiones” in Spanish class!
  • To Samaya Alexander, Mariyah Davis and Makyla Price for being diligent and using their time wisely!
  • To Ms. Klein for being selected by the GADOE to serve on the Teacher ELA Standards Committee! 
    • This group will be responsible for writing the new ELA standards for the state of Georgia.
  • To Mr. Kitchen and Dr. Kurt for their presentations at the STEAM Leadership Conference at Georgia Tech this week! 
    • Mr Kitchen presented twice–owning his leadership role.
  • To Mrs. Simmons for organizing a well-deserved sophomore field trip!
  • To Dr. Morgan for always going above and beyond to communicate with parents!
  • To Ms. Palmer for creating this encouraging assignment for 9th graders preparing for the Algebra 1 Milestone on April 27th!
  • To Ms. Mayes and the cheerleaders for sharing their talents with the EA at the Champions parade last Monday!
  • To Mrs. Klein and her 9th grade ELA students with Sundiata project displayed in the PBL lab!
    • Please pass by to view PBL showcase
  • To Mrs. Stokes for going above and beyond, building relationships with students!
  • To 9th grade for a great community forum to celebrate Women’s History Month! 
  • To  our guest speaker Ms. Adia Kitchens, a former Drew parent for her engaging and highly interactive presentation! 
  • To Ms. Young and the Black History Committee for an amazing showcase “I AM SOMEBODY: The Celebration of Art, Artivism and Justice”!
  • To all of the artists (students and teachers) that participated in the showcase!
  • To poet and host Sunni Patterson for being amazing! 
  • Thanks to Ms. Terra Gay for engagement, referrals, and connections bringing experts and flavor to our community forums and schoolwide events!
  • To Ms. Bryant and the STEAM team for facilitating a very successful STEAM Workshop Day!
  • To all of our expert visitors and presenters (including Drew Alumni)!

Principal Coffee REMINDER:

If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

See You All on April 20th,2022 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 03/28- 04/03/22

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

NEWS: The Difference between a 504 & IEP Talk about this! IEP vs. 504 Plan: What’s the Difference?


Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org


Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]

Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Monday

03/28

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00
    • Flex Time Clubs, 3:05pm
    • Dismissal 3:40

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Tuesday

03/29

Tuesday Schedule-

  • ACT School Day
    • Juniors Dismiss After Exam
  • [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee [Next Meeting: 21-22 School Year Date TBA]

Wednesday

03/30

Wednesday Schedule-

  • *Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
    • 1A- 8:00-8:45 
    • 2A- 8:50-9:30 
    • 3A- 9:35-10:20 
    • 4A- 10:25-11:45 
      • 11/12 Lunch- 10:25-11:05 
      • 9/10  Lunch- 11:10-11:45  
    • 1B- 11:50-12:35 
    • 2B- 12:40- 1:25 
    • 3B- 1:30- 2:10 
    • 4B- 2:15-3:00 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
      • Hold your 4B students. They will not transition!
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
      • 3:00, Student Equity Committee Meeting
      • 3:00, Women’s History Month Program [ZOOM]
    • Dismissal 3:40
    • 5:00, Senior Parent Meeting [Zoom

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Thursday

03/31

Thursday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • 3:30 – 5:30, Maker Space [Reserve Space- here]
    • Dismissal 3:40

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
09th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Friday

04/01

Friday Schedule-

  • Drama Performance
  • DRESS DOWN: DREW Swagg / Drew Colors ONLY
  • *Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM,  Kona Ice Event, Athletic Field Parking Lot [SENIORS ONLY] 
    • Advisory 3:05-3:40
    • Dismissal 3:40

04/02 | Saturday
  • 8:00 Track Meet (Lakewood)
  • Saturday School, [9th -12th Grade]
04/03 | Sunday
  • COVID Testing 12pm – 4pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot) ** CANCELLED FOR NOW **
    • ** WEEKEND TESTING WILL RESUME AT A LATER DATE**

Upcoming Events-

  • 04/4 – 04/10
    • Spring Break (Holiday) APRIL ‘22
  • Saturday – 04/16
    • Saturday School: Milestone Prep – Biology, AP Biology, US History & AP US History
    • PROM [FAQs / 165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303]
  • April 18-22: Theme Days / Flyer *Coming Soon*
    • College and Career Week
  • 4/19/2022
    • Performance: Harp
  • 4/21/2022
    • Performance: 21 Chump St.
  • 4/22/2022
    • Senior Walk
    • Space is the New Place– STEAM EVENT
  • 5/7/2022Performance: Dance
  • 5/17/2022
    • Performance: Piano
  • 5/18/2022
    • Performance: Orchestra
  • 5/19/2022
    • Performance: Chorus/ Band
  • Saturday – 05/21/22
    • Tentative Graduation Date
  • 5/22/2022
    • Performance: Drama

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  hours  minutes  seconds

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Prom


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  hours  minutes  seconds

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Space is the New Place / Senior Walk


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  hours  minutes  seconds

until

Graduation


1653565500

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

Last Day of School

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Inclusive of: Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

>> HERE <<

>> HERE <<

Access to Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


For Updates that occur more frequently subscribe to Remind! Instructions for the respective cohorts can be found below, feel free to join multiple.

Uniform Needs!

  • Guardians looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Flynn O’hara
    • Guardians be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is typically 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers more detailed information about what to expect, general guidelines/procedures. In addition to safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage


STEAM Portfolio Information

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
click here >> https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634 << click here
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything…and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!


Week of Mar 21st,2022

1st Pep Rally !

 Drew Charter School celebrated the Boys Varsity Team winning the Basketball State Championship with a pep rally for grades 5 – 12.  We were extremely proud to recognize this momentous accomplishment.  It was an energizing opportunity for our student community to gather and celebrate. Entertainment for the pep rally was provided by local radio station 107.9 FM.

[CURRENT] Drew Mask Policy

For more details and access to other resources related to COVID-19 > > > See Here


Phase 1 – 

  • A mask requirement remains in place for students and staff.  However, cloth masks will be allowed again, effective immediately. Retaining the mask requirement will allow us to improve student and family experiences in the following ways:
    • Expansion of in-school and out-of-school field trips
    • Expansion of capacity for sporting events, performances, and other programs
    • Resumption of key in-person parent programs, which will vary by academy.

Phase 2 –

Provided that the public health context continues to improve and CDC guidance remains the same, masks will be strongly recommended, but not required, for students, staff, and families beginning on Wednesday, April 13th.  In addition to facilitating the changes in Phase 1, this will allow us time to prepare students, staff, and families for this change and ensure that there is a climate that is respectful to those who decide to mask or not mask.


Lottery Application Notification

[Updated 03/14/22]

REMINDER!! Deadline to re-enroll for 2022-2023 is March 18th!!

Re-enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year ends on Friday, March 18. Re-enrollment MUST be completed by March 18st to secure your students’ seats for the 2022-2023 school year. 

The enrolling parent/guardian of rising 1st through 12th graders should have received an email with the subject line 2022-2023 online re-enrollment form for your Drew student(s)”. The email contained a link to the online re-enrollment forms for the Drew students in their household. If you did not receive this email, please first check your junk folder and then reach out to enrollment@drewcharterschool.org.

This year, only students in transition grades (rising 6th and rising 9th) as well as any student who has moved and requires an address update will be required to submit current proof-of-residency documents as a part of their re-enrollment. For these students, there will be an option to upload proof-of-residency documents when completing the online re-enrollment form.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in completing your student’s re-enrollment. This information helps us determine how many new student seats we are able to offer during our 2022-2023 lottery and ensure we have accurate, up-to-date information for all students. Additional re-enrollment information can be found here. Please contact the Enrollment Team at enrollment@drewcharterschool.org or 404-450-0567 with any questions.


 
To provide opt-in consent for your Academy students, click below:
COVID-19 Testing for Drew Students

ACTION REQUIRED –

Opt-In for Drew’s New Weekly Surveillance Testing Program

  • If you completed testing somewhere else be sure to submit results in the link below:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above.

  • Bianca Benton, Alexandria Sweeny, Kashawn Myers, Jason Lin, Kameron Cook, Misihyia Pinkney, Marcus Leonard, Zen Moss and Raven Wilson for doing a wonderful job as student speakers during their NHS Induction Ceremony!
  • Afiya Cave and Waverly Alcock for their beautiful harp performances during the NHS Induction Ceremony!
  • Ms. Cusick, Mr. Richardson and Ms. T. Davis for their time and assistance in making the NHS Induction Ceremonies possible!
    • Ms. Allen and Ms. Schaffer for their support of the Class of 2023 by attending their NHS Induction!
  • Ms. White and her 3B class period for making several Tangram puzzles for the geometry classes!
  • 107.9 for coming out and hosting our pep rally to celebrate our State Championship basketball team!
  • Dr. Hancock, Mrs. Bryant, Mrs. McKenzie, and Mrs. Isbell for providing parents with information and feedback during the Principal Coffee!
  • Dr. Allen, Mrs. O’Neill, Mrs. Thrash, and Mrs. Paquette for organizing the EA parade for the basketball team!
  • Officers Hamm and Hicks for their continuous support of our students and community!
  • CCR team for facilitating and organizing the mock ACT for our Juniors!
  • All of our teachers for supporting our students and galvanizing school spirit!

Principal Coffee REMINDER:

If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

See You All on April 20th,2022 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 03/2103/27

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

NEWS: The Difference between a 504 & IEP Talk about this! IEP vs. 504 Plan: What’s the Difference?


Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org


Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]

Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Monday

03/21

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00
      • Junior ACT prep 2:45
    • Flex Time Clubs, 3:05pm
      • 10th Grade Community Forum
  • Dismissal 3:40

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Tuesday

03/22

Tuesday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00 
      • Junior ACT prep 2:45
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • 9th Grade Community  Forum
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40
  • Track Meet (Midtown HS)
  • 5:30 Varsity Baseball v. Trion (AWAY)

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee [Next Meeting: 21-22 School Year Date TBA]

Wednesday

03/23

Wednesday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
  • Asynchronous Day
    • Parent – Teacher Conferences
  • 9:00am- Virtual mock ACT for Juniors
  • 3:05 PM – Senior Community Forum

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Thursday

03/24

Thursday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00 
      • Junior ACT prep 2:45
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40
    • 7:30 Varsity Soccer v. BEST (AWAY)

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
09th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Friday

03/25

Friday Schedule-

  • Uniform Day
  • STEAM Workshop Day
    • 9th/10th Lunch 11:05-11:40
    • 11th/12th Lunch 12:50-1:25
  • Dismissal 3:40
  • Varsity Baseball v. Trion (HOME)

03/12| Saturday
  • 8:00 Track Meet (Lakewood)
  • 9am-12pm Saturday School
03/13| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 12pm – 4pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot) ** CANCELLED FOR NOW **
    • ** WEEKEND TESTING WILL RESUME AT A LATER DATE**

Upcoming Events-

  • 03/29
    • ACT School Day
  • 03/30
    • Women’s History Month Program
  • 04/01/22
    • Drama Performance
  • 04/4 – 04/10
    • Spring Break (Holiday) APRIL ‘22
  • Saturday – 04/16
    • PROM [FAQs / 165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303]
  • April 18-22: Theme Days / Flyer *Coming Soon*
    • College and Career Week
  • 4/19/2022
    • Performance: Harp
  • 4/21/2022
    • Performance: 21 Chump St.
  • 4/22/2022
    • Space is the New Place– STEAM EVENT
  • 5/7/2022Performance: Dance
  • 5/17/2022
    • Performance: Piano
  • 5/18/2022
    • Performance: Orchestra
  • 5/19/2022
    • Performance: Chorus/ Band
  • Saturday – 05/21/22
    • Tentative Graduation Date
  • 5/22/2022
    • Performance: Drama

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Inclusive of: Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

>> HERE <<

>> HERE <<

Access to Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


For Updates that occur more frequently subscribe to Remind! Instructions for the respective cohorts can be found below, feel free to join multiple.

Uniform Needs!

  • Guardians looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Flynn O’hara
    • Guardians be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is typically 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers more detailed information about what to expect, general guidelines/procedures. In addition to safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage


STEAM Portfolio Information

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
click here >> https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634 << click here
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything…and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!